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sea breeze

a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.
Origin of sea breeze
1690-1700 Unabridged
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sea breeze

a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer
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sea breeze in Culture

sea breeze definition

The breeze that blows from the sea toward the land during the day, as air rising over the warmer land is replaced by cooler air from above the sea. (Compare land breeze.)

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